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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Intellectual Property Law Society Distinguished Alumni Award

The Executive Board of the Intellectual Property Law Society invites alumni to submit nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Intellectual Property Law Alumnus award. All alumni are invited to nominate a fellow Mason Law graduate for this award, which recognizes an alumnus who has advanced and promoted the field of intellectual property law. If you would like to submit a nomination, please send an e-mail to David Zuckerman, IPLS President, at dzuckerm@gmu.edu by September 30th. Please include the nominee's name, resume or link to their biography, and a brief statement explaining why the alumnus is deserving of this award. The Executive Board will choose a recipient from these nominations and will honor the winner at the annual IP alumni cocktail reception, which will be held in November. More details about the reception to come.


16th Annual Costello CLE Ethics Update

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m.
School of Law – Hazel Hall

Plan to attend the annual ethics update, established by Professor Emeritus Jack Costello. Ryan Brown (’06), founder of the Arlington Law Group will present the program. The program is open to all attorneys and will be available on campus and as a webcast. Course materials and a continental breakfast will be provided. The program will be submitted for approval of 2.0 CLE ethics credit hours from the Virginia State Bar. Register online today.


Alumni Weekend School of Law Brew Tour and Tasting

Friday, October 16
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Port City Brewing, Co.
3950 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia

Mason Law Alumni are taking over the indoor beer garden and will enjoy a private tour of the brewery. The tour covers “grain to glass”, from the beginning of the brewing process through packaging. Each guest will get a tasting flight of Port City’s draft beers and a chance to try your favorites again (courtesy of the Law Alumni Association), as well as a souvenir tasting glass. A ticket price of $20.00 includes all the above and food. RSVP online by October 5th, space is limited.

There are many other events happening at the Fairfax campus for GMU Alumni Weekend and you are welcome to attend any of these events. Check out the entire Alumni Weekend schedule online.


Mason Law Tent is Back at Gold Cup!

Saturday, October 24
The Plains, Virginia

Save the date and plan to join alumni, faculty, staff and students in our reserved and catered tents for the legendary annual Virginia Gold Cup steeplechasing classic. More details about round trip transportation from the law school and other details will be available soon. Pick out your best hat and get ready for a great day of horseracing!


Innocent Going In and Innocent Coming Out: The Exoneration of Alfred Dewayne Brown

Wednesday, October 28
5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Reception to follow courtesy of LeClair Ryan
School of Law – Hazel Hall 120

Alfred Dewayne Brown spent 10 years on Death Row in Texas for a crime he did not commit. He was released in June 2015 and was the 13th person released from Death Row in Texas since 1973. Come and hear one of Mr. Brown’s attorneys, Brian Stolarz of LeClair Ryan, talk about Mr. Brown’s exoneration. Also, as a special guest, Mr. Brown will join his attorney for the presentation. The presentation will begin with an introduction by David Warrington (’06), also a partner at LeClair Ryan and member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Please RSVP by October 23rd if you plan to attend the program and reception.


Intellectual Property Law Society Alumni Reception

Thursday, November 12
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Join your fellow Intellectual Property practitioners and celebrate the success of all our alumni and in particular the IPLS Distinguished Intellectual Property Law Alumnus that evening. This award recognizes an alumnus who has advanced and promotes the field of intellectual property law. The current IPLS Executive Board is currently soliciting nominations from alumni about fellow successful Mason Law alumni who they believe are deserving of this award. From those nominations, the students will choose a recipient and honor the recipient at the reception. If you want to nominate a Mason Law alumnus, please send an e-mail to David Zuckerman, IPLS President, at dzuckerm@gmu.edu by September 30th. Include the nominee's name, resume or link to their biography, and a letter in support detailing why the alumnus deserves this award.

Whether you practice patent, trademark, or copyright law, please join us. RSVP today (include your employer and class year) to meet your colleagues and find out what is happening at the law school today.


CLE Programs

16th Annual Costello Virginia CLE Ethics Update

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m.
School of Law – Hazel Hall

Plan to attend the annual ethics update, established by Professor Emeritus Jack Costello. Ryan Brown (’06), founder of the Arlington Law Group will present the program. The program is open to all attorneys and will be available on campus and as a webcast. Course materials and a continental breakfast will be provided. The program will be submitted for approval of 2.0 CLE ethics credit hours from the Virginia State Bar.

The program will be presented live and by simultaneous webcast. The cost of the program is $60 for Mason Law alumni and $90 for non-alumni attending in person or $70 for Mason Law Alumni and $100 for non-alumni attending via live webcast. Register online to reserve your seat.


Witness Preparation: Spotting, Diagnosing, and Solving Witness Problems, Issues, and Challenges

Monday, October 26
9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
School of Law, Founders Hall 120

The Virginia CLE is offering a video replay of this program on campus. Some attorneys who have taken this course have suggested it be called: “How to Turn Your Problem Witnesses into Stars.” Whatever one calls it, this four-hour seminar as taught by remarkably accomplished and engaging faculty. By including lecture and participatory exercises, this unique program helps you combine the skills of the litigator, the psychologist, the educator, and, of course, the theater artist — skills that all attorneys must have in order to be successful with each witness.

The program is approved for 4 CLE credits. $225 for regular registration and $240 on-site registration (if space is available). Mason Law Alumni will receive $25 off by using code GMULAW. More details and online registration are available on the Virginia CLE website.


The Inaugural Constitutional Institute

Thursday, October 22
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
School of Law, Hazel Hall 215

Have we strayed from Washington’s plan for the American judicial process? If so, how? And how far? And if not, then how do we meet the practice challenges associated with properly moving forward as a profession? These questions, express and implied, will be addressed throughout the program. Attendees will leave better equipped to elevate their own level of practice by fully understanding the historical and practical bases for any effective constitutional argument they might now make, regardless of the nature of their case.

This video replay program is presented by the Virginia CLE and offers a historical perspective and a review and analysis of an array of instructive cases decided by the Virginia Supreme Court and a variety of federal courts. Attendees can use the program in crafting novel and effective arguments for any matter where a holistic understanding of the purpose and evolution of the constitutional process can be applied.

The program is approved for 5.5 CLE credits. $225 for regular registration and $240 on-site registration (if space is available). Mason Law Alumni will receive $25 off by using code GMULAW. More details and online registration are available on the Virginia CLE website.


WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:

Law Student and Graduate Hiring Program

Looking for temporary or permanent legal help (paid or unpaid)? Then consider using the free services of the the law school's Career Services Office to attract law students or graduates. Our career development staff will work with you to advertise your needs and can oversee resume collection and interview scheduling. For further information on participating in this program, contact the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office at 703-993-8020.


VISITOR PARKING:

Founders Hall Garage: Visitor parking is now open. The rates are set at the prevailing rates for all University visitor garages. Currently the rates are $3/hour with a daily maximum of $14 Monday-Friday. After 5 pm on Fridays and all day on Saturday and Sunday, there is a flat daily rate of $7. Payment methods accepted: cash, coin, Visa/Mastercard, and Founders Hall validations.

GMU Metropolitan Building (3434 Washington Blvd): Visitor parking is allowed only with advance permission from Parking Services at all times. Parking is prohibited without a permit in the GMU leased spaces, and the hourly rates apply only to customers of the retail businesses in the building.

Metered parking is available on the streets around the law school and at the Truland Building (3330 Washington Blvd) on the surface level (located off Kirkwood Road).